Academic Planning Worksheet: Geography

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

Admission to this major is open. Students in good academic standing can declare this major at any time.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the major before transfer.


Courses recommended for admission to the major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
GEOG 102 I&S – World Regions
GEOG 207 I&S - Economic Geography
GEOG 230 I&S - Global Inequality
GEOG 277 I&S - Geography of Cities

Additional information

  • Courses developing good writing, analytical, qualitative and quantitative skills recommended.
  • Courses giving exposure to many social science fields recommended.
  • Courses addressing concepts, theories or examples of globalization, inequality, immigration, cultural studies, nature and society and global health recommended.
  • A working knowledge of a region’s or nation’s history, landscapes (including physical, urban and cultural) and current role in world economics and politics will also be of great benefit.
  • Students interested in GIS are encouraged to learn a high-level programming language such as Python and Java Script.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 280

Total from Washington community colleges: 43

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 8
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 11
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 11
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 5
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 5
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below3

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